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No ET! Ever?
RE: No ET! Ever?
With a statistical sample of one planet to go by, we're all technically just guessing...
At this stage, saying we are the only life out there is like saying god exists somewhere, but we haven't found him yet...
Both unfalsifiable at this stage...
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
Quote:If it's anything like the "evidence" you presented to quash the first objection, it's no wonder you preferred going with a personal attack rather than simply presenting it.

What personal attack would that be?
Truth and Belief are mutually exclusive.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
Etism- Belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life in the universe.
Aetism- The absence of a belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life in the universe.
Positive Aetism- The belief that there is no extraterrestrial life in the universe.
Agnostic Etist- Someone who believes in the existence of extraterrestrial life, but also believes we can never prove whether it exists or not (will never discover it).
Gnostic Etist- Someone who believes in the existence of extraterrestrial life, and also believes we can know whether it exists.

Maybe I should remain an Aetist unless we ever discover ET life. The burden of proof is on the Etist.
There is reason to believe that there is no god. Atheology is the key to this demonstration. 
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RE: No ET! Ever?
(March 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm)residentatheist Wrote:
(March 27, 2017 at 4:22 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: If you can put some hair on those bald assertions you'd be famous as the only person who KNOWS that stuff.

Maybe I am.  How would you know? You didn't ask.

You aren't.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
We will seed planets with life, so we can stop asking if there's E.Ts out there.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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RE: No ET! Ever?
(March 28, 2017 at 7:53 am)Sal Wrote: We will seed planets with life, so we can stop asking if there's E.Ts out there.

Do you mean this is the only life in the Universe right now, or ever before? Can you provide substantiation for that claim?
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RE: No ET! Ever?
(March 28, 2017 at 8:16 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(March 28, 2017 at 7:53 am)Sal Wrote: We will seed planets with life, so we can stop asking if there's E.Ts out there.

Do you mean this is the only life in the Universe right now, or ever before? Can you provide substantiation for that claim?

I don't know. It was just a quip about all the Fermi Paradox speculation.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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RE: No ET! Ever?
(March 28, 2017 at 8:54 am)Sal Wrote:
(March 28, 2017 at 8:16 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Do you mean this is the only life in the Universe right now, or ever before? Can you provide substantiation for that claim?

I don't know. It was just a quip about all the Fermi Paradox speculation.
Fermi's speculation is getting weaker and weaker.
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